Community Budget Issue Requests - Tracking Id #3310FY0001

G.A.P. - Girls Advocacy Project












Ruth Shack


Dade Community Foundation, Inc.











Project Title:

G.A.P. - Girls Advocacy Project

Date Submitted:

2/20/01 4:28:21 PM












Rudolfo Garcia














Statewide Interest:

GAP is currently the only program that serves female juveniles detained in the DJJ Detention Center.













Dade Community Foundation, Inc.


Ruth Shack


200 South Biscayne Blvd.

Contact Phone:

(305) 371-2711



Miami 33131































Service Area:

Private Organization
















Project Description:








The Girls Advocacy Project (GAP)  works in collaboration with the Department of Juvenile Justice Detention Center personnel.  Project personnel review the intake, orientation and education procedures for girls and coordinates a schedule for gender-specific group talks.  The GAP staff also review other pertinent data such as each grils school and arrest history.  Proceeding the introduction session, five intensive, educational group talks lasting two-hours each are presented every other day (excluding weekends) in fourteen-day rotations.  In addition to the group talks,  there are one-to-one individual talks, the use of a GAP journal, interaction with the Public Defenders Office, and the Department of Juvenile Justice.  A community advisory board was also formed in January 2000 that recruits individuals from the community private and public foundations in the education, care and services to needed girls.













Measurable Outcome Anticipated:






The Girls Advocacy Project is a project that serves female juvenile detained in the Department of Juvenile Justice Detention Center.  Currently these are the only services that are offered in detention.  The GAP has had almost 2000 girls volunteer to participate in this program to date.  The GAP works in collaboration with the Department of Juvenile Justice, the community (via a community advisory board), and court agents.











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Was this project previously funded by the State?





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Is future-year funding likely to be requested?














Was this project included in an Agency's Budget Request?




Was this project included in the Governor's Recommended Budget?













Is there a documented need for this project?






GAP project evaluator reports, OJJDP reports on juvenile female delinquency.











Was this project request heard before a publicly noticed meeting of a body of elected officials (municipal, county, or state)?




Hearing Body:

Miami Dade Legislative Delegation


Meeting Date: